The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.

Jacques Pépin Foundation

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New Aprons Available for New Members!

Our October Membership Drive is almost here! It’s the time of year when the Jacques Pépin Foundation family grows, and we want to mark the occasion with a special gift for you. With the purchase of a new JPF Commis Membership, you can share Jacques’ love of “Happy Cooking” in your own kitchen with an embroidered Signature Apron!

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Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way

Published in September 2023, Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking is the latest addition to Jacques’ impressive canon of cookbooks (his 35th title!). The newest book helps you prepare delicious meals with efficiency, economy and Jacques’ special joie de vivre!

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Learn to Cook Like Jacques

Jacques shares quick and easy recipes in his Cooking at Home series. For a more in-depth exploration of Jacques' technique, check out “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique” online culinary course.

We are all equal in the eyes of the stove.

~ Jacques Pépin

Nous sommes tous égaux dans les yeux du fourneau.

~ Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce.

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.

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Becoming a JPF Member is one of the best ways to support. All member levels receive access to our groundbreaking Video Recipe Book featuring hundreds of recipes from many of the most renowned chefs and mixologists. Visit our membership registration page to see all the benefits and become a member today.